Fannie Mae sells $2 bln bills at lower rates

Wed Dec 5, 2012 10:26am EST

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Fannie Mae, the largest U.S. home funding source, said on Wednesday it sold $2 billion of benchmark bills at lower interest rates compared with last week's sale of similar maturities.

Fannie Mae said it sold $1 billion of three-month bills due March 6, 2013 at a 0.120 percent stop-out rate, or lowest accepted rate, down from the 0.124 percent rate for last week's sale of $1 billion of three-month bills.

The company also sold $1 billion of six-month bills due June 5, 2013 at a 0.158 percent rate, down from the 0.159 percent rate for $1 billion six-month bills sold Nov. 2.

The three-month bills were priced at 99.970 with a money market yield of 0.120 percent. The six-month bills were priced at 99.920 with a money market yield of 0.158 percent.

Settlement is Dec. 5-6.